Lord of the Flies - Character Changes
In his first novel, William Golding used a group of boys stranded on a tropical
island to illustrate the malicious nature of mankind. Lord of the Flies dealt with changes
that the boys underwent as they gradually adapted to the isolated freedom from society.
Three main characters depicted different effects on certain individuals under those
circumstances. Jack Merridew began as the arrogant and self-righteous leader of a choir.
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and what they knew can determine how they would interpret and adapt
to a new environment such as the tropical island. Not everyone has so much malevolence
hidden inside themselves as to become complete savages when released from the
boundaries of our society. Some people will, because of the ways they were conditioned,
remember and abide by the rules they had depended on for social organization and
Lord of the Flies, William Golding